Battle for Amulsar: UK mining giant using corporate courts to attack community opposed to massive gold mine

Early last week—despite popular resistance and grave environmental concerns—the Armenian government green-lit a gold mine on Amulsar Mountain in Southern Armenia. The new Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who steered the movement that brought about Armenia’s ‘Velvet Revolution,’ appears to have bowed to pressure from mining firm Lydian International, including the threat of a $2 billion

Argentina: Police brutalise protests against river-poisoning Veladero mine

Police in San Juan, Argentina brutally evicted environmental campaigners who had been blockading the access road to Barrick Gold’s poisonous Veladero mine complex over the weekend, detaining 36 people. Protesters belonging to the horizontally-organised Assembly Jáchal No Se Toca group, linked to No A La Mina were violently dragged off the site by San Juan security